Pseudomeningoceles are uncommon complications of lumbar surgery. They are encapsulated cerebrospinal fluid collections developing extradurally as a consequence of incidental dural tears. They are typically located in the paraspinal compartment and occasionally reach the subcutaneous space. We describe the case of a patient in whom a post-laminectomy pseudomeningocele developed over a 10-year period within the L5 spinous process and remained completely encircled within its bony boundaries. The surgical implications of this finding are discussed.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||European Spine Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2003|
- Lumbar surgery
- Spinous process
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine